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International Archaeology Day Celebration

October 15, 10 a.m.4 p.m.

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October is Archaeology Month in Oklahoma and internationally, and Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will celebrate International Archaeology Day on Saturday, October 15, 2022, with a lecture, a guided walk, and many other activities. Oklahoma Archaeology Month is sponsored and promoted by the Oklahoma Anthropological Society and the Oklahoma Public Archaeology Network, and includes many more events (some virtual) throughout Oklahoma during the month of October.

Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center is the only pre-European contact Native American archaeological site in Oklahoma open to the public and is the perfect place to celebrate Archaeology Month. Lectures about the prehistory and history of this region will start at 11 a.m. There also will be a guided tour of the site at 2 p.m. led by manager Dennis Peterson. The regular exhibits will be available throughout the day as well. Expert flint knappers, or stone tool makers, will be on hand to show off their skills from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An archaeologist will be available to identify artifact collections for visitors during that same time. Educational games and activities will be available throughout the day.

If you would like to know more about Archaeology Month events, please visit www.ou.edu/okpan. For more information on Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, please contact Dennis Peterson at 918-962-2062 or spiro@history.ok.gov.

Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children ages 6–18, cash or check only. The center is located three miles east of Spiro on Highway 9/271 and four miles north on Lock and Dam Road.

 

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Date:
October 15
Time:
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
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Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959
918-962-2062
www.okhistory.org/spiro